Timothy Jenny

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    • Thankfulness

      Early one morning I looked out the window at the school driveway street lights. The illumination of each light offered a special surprise underneath, that otherwise would not be seen in the darkness; the first large snowflakes of the season. It made me think about how lucky we are to have four different seasons to enjoy each year, and how thankful I am to live and work here in Remsen.

      Life moves at an unyielding pace. In the hustle and bustle of everyday, especially the last two years, it is easy to lose sight of gratitude and gravitate towards what we still need to do, what is not right in our lives or others, what we disagree with, what we don’t have and what we choose to complain about. As we near Thanksgiving, it is a perfect time to mindfully shift our focus to reflect upon what we can be thankful for.

      Pause for a moment and write down five reasons you are thankful. Next, look over this list and imagine how things would be different without one, two or all of the reasons. There are people that do not have the ability to say they are thankful for the things we put on our lists and there are also things that other people may be able to put on their lists that we are not able to put on ours. The point is that we should never take life, or anything else we put on our lists, for granted.

      At the Remsen Central School District, we are thankful to have the opportunity to teach, learn and grow with our wonderful students and their families each year. We are thankful to have a small, thoughtful, caring school district. We are thankful for our hard-working staff. We are thankful for the support and encouragement that we receive from our community members. And, we are thankful for you, the reader, for sharing our love and enthusiasm for Remsen Central School.

      Life’s precious miracles remind us that we all have something to be thankful for. May this wonderful time of the year, and the New Year to come, grace us with kindness, love and thankfulness.


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